Project introduction

St Lukes to Great North Rd project is jointly funded with Auckland Transport & NZ Transport Agency. The project is widening a section of the Northwestern motorway (SH16), upgrading the St Lukes Rd interchange and walking & cycling facilities. It's a key component in completing the Western Ring Route

  • Estimated project dates

    May 2014–Oct 2016
  • Estimated project cost

    $20 - $100 million
  • Project type

    Road improvements, Road maintenance
  • Project status



The St Lukes to Great North Road project involves widening a 2km section of the Northwestern motorway and at the St Lukes Road interchange improving the Northwestern cycleway, motorway ramps and widening the overbridge to benefit drivers, walkers and cyclists.  This project is a key part of the Western Ring Route which once complete, will provide an alternative to SH1, central Auckland and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.  


  • Increasing capacity of the Nothwestern Motorway (SH16) by widening a 2km long section from three to four lanes in each direction
  • Increasing capacity and improving motorway onramps and exits
  • Adding an additional lane in each direction on the St Lukes Road overbridge to benefit drivers, walkers and cyclists
  • Improvements to the Northwestern cycleway
  • New alignment and layout will improve traffic using the Waterview tunnels and SH16
  • A permanent sedimentation pond will catch and filter stormwater runoff from the Great North Road Interchange

Related project

The St Lukes cycleway safety improvements will make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the motorway ramps and St Lukes Road, and connect to the popular SH16 Northwestern Cycleway.

To find out more information about this project, click on the project website below.

Community engagement

Meeting agendas and minutes from the Community Liaison Group, a regular forum where information about the project is shared with the community and any concerns or issues discussed.

Read the latest community engagement meeting report(external link)